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Other Voices

Texas mortgage documents give unlawful power to lenders

Lenders don’t own a borrower’s home and do not have the right to take possession of it until the home is sold at foreclosure. But through a common provision in mortgage loan documents, lenders claim the right to lock homeowners out of their homes for missing mortgage payments. That’s not right.

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To control your tax bill, go to rate hearings

If you really want to keep your property tax bill under control, making sure your appraisal is fair is only the first part of the job. The real — and harder — work is participating in the local budget process that drives tax rates and tax bills.

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President Obama? We could do much worse

In the face of Republican opposition, and considering that his terms coincided with a period of extraordinary challenges not of his making, such as the 2008 recession, climate change and the rise of militant Islam — has Obama done that badly? Is he really, as Donald Trump put it, “probably the worst president in the history of our country”? Of course not.

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We must deal with teacher stress to save the profession

School administrators, lawmakers, parents and the general public must recognize that each classroom is different, and that each teacher encounters a different workplace reality that may cause them to thrive or burn out. This reality is essential to understanding why we hear about shortages in school districts every year.

Videos

First year of football for YMLA

The Young Men's Leadership Academy fields their first varsity football team as newcomers to the sport and 5A competition. (Star-Telegram/Rodger Mallison)
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First year of football for YMLA 3:58

First year of football for YMLA

Rangers manager Jeff Banister says intensity rises as September approaches 0:47

Rangers manager Jeff Banister says intensity rises as September approaches

Rangers closer Sam Dyson and Jake Diekman spent Sunday night bowling 1:34

Rangers closer Sam Dyson and Jake Diekman spent Sunday night bowling

Nevada Hudson: No.1 at 82 2:02

Nevada Hudson: No.1 at 82